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Wondering about impact of new Riverdale Crossing Mall?

The Community Board 8 Traffic and Transportation Committee will hold a meeting about the development on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Manhattan College Engineering Building, on Corlear Avenue and 238th Street. At this website, you can see some drawings and layouts of the mall, which is already under construction. This […]

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

Yesterday’s New York Times explored the debate over whether or not to pave the Putnam Trail. …Battle lines have been drawn, and arguments amassed, on both sides of a plan to pave and widen the path, known as the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park. On one side are bicyclists and advocates for the disabled who […]

A car jumped the bollards on the median on Tuesday, just before 5:30 p.m. Photo: Jordan Moss

New Median may not be adding to safety

I’ve been concerned about the new median installed in front of Food Dynasty since it was installed, but Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. when I saw this car perched on top of the bollards, I decided it was time to write about it. Having a median in the middle of this large, busy, multi-directional intersection seems […]

New York Times features Van Cortlandt Village and FIPNA

New York Times features Van Cortlandt Village and FIPNA

Check out the New York Times’s February 17 “Living In” feature about Van Cortlandt Village–  “Affordability and Pride of Place.” They last featured our community in 2007 but like to revisit the most interesting neighborhoods.  

New York Times: Bloomberg’s “affordable” apartments are not actually affordable for their communities

Last week, the NYTimes ran a story– “Some ‘affordable’ units too costly” February 13– affirming what we have been saying for years: that the subsidized units financed under Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace do not actually serve the housing needs of the communities (largely in the Bronx) where they are being built. HPD is using a “median income” […]

Celebrate 125 years of Bronx Parks!

FIPNA member Dart Westphal chairs the committee to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Bronx’s crown jewel, its parks.

Dinowitz Introduces City Council Candidate

Assemblyman Dinowitz is hosting town hall meetings at Senior Centers this week, and bringing Community Board 8 member and City Council Candidate Andrew Cohen with him. Feel free to report back to if you attend one of these events: Announcement of meetings

Planning for the Cannon Place Retaining Wall

Community Board 8′s Transportation and Traffic Committee will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, November 20 to hear about plans to rebuild the Cannon Place retaining wall. Presenting will be the agency responsible for the project, the Department of Design and Construction. The meeting will be held at 7:30 in the evening in Vladek Hall, […]

Howard Padernacht Way renaming

The northern end of Giles Place will be officially renamed for Howard Padernacht on Saturday, November 17th, at 11:30 am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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